Monday, January 28, 2008

Software programming errors galore

Found this link via Steve Lacey's site. The site deals with "Curious perversions in Information Technology". My article of choice concerns a piece of code, commented out, with a header saying "Don't run this piece of code". Or don't touch the wet paint. The last comment on the page states that such headers should be phrased in the positive, not the negative. "Run this code if life no longer has meaning to you. And others. Brilliant!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Keyboard shortcut to create a new folder

This is something that has frustrated me for a very long time. I am very much old-school when it comes to using the dreaded mouse. Give me a keyboard only, and I will be happy. Why use the mouse to go select word, right click, copy, select new location, paste - when you can just go CTRL-C and CTRL-V?

Well, today I typed in the correct search string into Google Group Search, and hey presto, two easy solutions:
1) In any folder other than on the Desktop: Alt-F W F
2) On the Desktop: Alt-F10 W F

And also, the Alt-F10 shortcut is quite useful for other functions on the Desktop.


The type (and size) of blast furnace I would like to have at home

I have always dreamt of this. And now I see that someone has beaten me to it. Not to worry, mine will still be unique. I will paint mine green. Anyway, I will also have a sinter plant. Still have to convince my wife that we really need all this stuff, though...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Scrapbooking features Katja

Been meaning to post about this for some time now, but kept on forgetting, or without a scanner, etc.

Short story is that Cathy photographed Katja, gave the picture to Maxine to use (with our permission), and Maxine scrapbooked and sent it in to be published. When we showed Katja the magazine, she could not stop looking at the page with her picture on. She was featured in a magazine! Very proud. And so she should be.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Domain name registration granted

Our own domain name!, registered to the business. I just put up a construction page. Expect some content shortly, as soon as cashflow improves.

I can do it myself, but why do that when there are people in the world much better qualified than me?

Theme will be about steel making, with some mining thrown in. If only my picture archives were of better quality. I remember my first digital camera had a resolution of 320x200. That was in 1996. The model of my Nokia phone at the time eludes me now, but it was a brick as well. Memories, what would we do without them?

All the best for 2008 to all my faithful readers. I can now go to bed. Kids are still asleep, as the neighbourhood was very quiet. Just like I prayed.